Former Superman himself Brandon Routh is going to play another character from DC Comics mythology – The Atom as a main recurring guest star in the upcoming third season of The CW’s “Arrow”.
Routh will play Ray Palmer, a scientist, inventor and the new owner of Queen Consolidated. The deal spans fourteen episodes, with the character also serving as a love interest for fan favorite Felicity Smoak.
In the comics, Palmer becomes The Atom, a character that can shrink down to subatomic size. Whether the show will follow through with that we’ll have to wait and see. It’s likely though as the character matches a leaked casting description the other week of one of the new key characters.
Routh joins other announced newcomers this season including Karl Yune, Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and returning champ John Barrowman (who held my hand once and I had the honor of grabbing his ass) who has been upped to a series regular.
Also rumors abound that Oded Fehr from the Resident Evil and Mummy franchise will apprear as Ra’s Al Ghul and Steven R. McQueen as Nightwing.
The current Mayor of Newark N.J. before he moves to Washington, D.C. to join Congress, Cory (Superman) Booker last night. married Orville Bell and Joseph Panessidi, Booker and asked, “I must ask if there’s anyone present here today that should know of any reason why Joseph and Orville should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace.”
Screamed a heckler. “This is unlawful in the eyes of God!”
Booker then had the heckler removed, and continued to cheers…
“Not hearing any substantive, worthy objections, I now will proceed.”
This was the first marriage as Mayor that Cory Booker had performed previously refusing to marry anyone until same sex marriage was legal in New Jersey
“After becoming gay, Superman’s voice and posture changes. His lips purse, his toes point inward, and his wrists become limp. His new voice sounds like a homophobic uncle doing a drunken impression of Richard Simmons, complete with lisps and frequent use of the word ‘faaaaaaabulous!’
“…Then, because Superman is now gay, he minces over to Bill and Ted, blows kisses at them, and slaps Ted on the ass. As he does this, Bill and Ted say “awwww dude!” with disgusted voices. After a few more attempts at molesting Bill and Ted, Superman ends up aboard the Starship Enterprise, where he runs into Superman villain General Zod.
“Also aboard the Starship Enterprise, the gang runs into George Takei. Because George Takei is gay too, he and Superman share an instant mutual attraction. ‘Who’s your friend?’ asks George, in the same lisping, gay-minstrel voice that Superman uses. Before Bill and/or Ted can answer, Superman interrupts by yelling ‘Hey daddy!’ to George…
“George and Superman disappear to have sex. ‘Time to boldly go where no man has gone before!’ says George, as they exit the stage.”
But the WORST and most offensive part of the show is when “General Zod tells Superman to get on his knees. Because Superman is now gay, he assumes this is an invitation to give Zod oral sex. “Finally!” he squeals. and the disgusted Zod gay-bashes him.
THIS IS BULLSHIT AND HAS GOT TO STOP. OUR SEXUALITY IS NOT A JOKE
And for anyone out there who says its just “comedy” It’s not! Its stereotyping for a cheap laugh and just as bad as black-faced minstrel shows in the mid 1800’s.
Universal Studios should be ashamed. And they should be called on it. Which reminds me.
In the 2003 issue of Supergirl Vol. 4 #79 which takes place on an alternate Earth One timeline (don’t ask) where Superman is exposed to Pink Kryptonite that makes him “flamboyantly gay.”Superman is seen hitting on Jimmy Olsen because he’s the first man he sees.
“You know, Superman’s been acting awfully strange since being exposed to pink kryptonite. What do you think’s wrong with him’ Lois Lane asks in the issue.
Supergirl responds by saying: ‘Lois, you so don’t want to know,’ as Superman speaks to the young photographer Jimmy Olson.
‘Did I ever tell you how smashing you look in bowties, Jimmy? By the way, that’s a fabulous window treatment you’ve put together.’
Jimmy gulps, and goes ‘Gee… thanks I guess.’
Offensive then. Offensive now. But at least Jimmy Olsen almost finally got laid.
The storyline was written by Peter David who would go on to write for Aquaman and the Incredible Hulk.
The American Family Associations‘s Batshit Bryan Fischer responded to Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s recent statements of “it’s okay if you think I’m gay” by saying that it has huge implications and calling Cory’s s response “a tacit, if not almost explicit, admission” that he is gay” with Fischer adding, “I think they’re grooming him to be the first homosexual president of the United States.”
If you’re somehow inexplicably on the fence about allowing marriage equality and looking for another reason to see why same sex marriage should already be allowed then maybe the legendary Clark Kent, aka SUPERMAN can show you the error of your ways. Okay maybe it isn’t exactly Superman but it is at least the ultra smooth and sexy man that played Superman in the televised series of Lois & Clark, Dean Cain, that feels this shouldn’t even be an issue for our society anymore. Here’s more:
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a same-sex marriage supporter!
“If anybody wants to get married, go ahead,” the 46-year-old actor, who will next be seen in the VH1 series “Hit The Floor,” said. On a more serious note, he added, “I have a lot of gay friends … I can’t understand why it’s an issue. For me, it’s a non-issue.”
Cain’s words had us soaring along with his famous character’s red cape until that last sentence. it makes his words and statement questionable. I can’t help but wonder if he felt so much support for gay rights and same sex marriage that he could vote for the candidate(s) that were more than willing to take away our rights as citizens.
Someone who embodied such a pragmatic and diplomatic hero like Superman for many years forgot that lesson that Kal-El’s parents wanted him to learn here on earth, that each person deserves to be treated equally and have the same rights. Maybe I’m just having a hard time separating the man from the fictional character. Still, it’s great that Cain feels that we deserve to have the same rights as everyone else. Though hopefully in the future, he’ll support politicians that embody that ideal as well.
Graphic artist Chris Sprouse has pulled out of illustrating a DC Comics story that’s to be written by card-carrying homophobe, NOM Board Member and sci-fi writer Orson Scott
Card because of public outrage over Card’s involvement, AND, because of this Card’s story has been pulled from the first issue.
“It took a lot of thought to come to this conclusion, but I’ve decided to step back as the artist on this story,” Sprouse said in a statement released Tuesday. “The media surrounding this story reached the point where it took away from the actual work, and that’s something I wasn’t comfortable with. My relationship with DC Comics remains as strong as ever and I look forward to my next project with them.”
Due to the creative change, the Card story will not appear in the first collected issue out May 29. Instead, it will feature a story by writer Jeff Parker and artist Chris Samnee, as well as a tale by Jeff Lemire and one by writer Justin Jordan and artist Riley Rossmo.
DC is also looking for a replacement illustrator for Card’s story.
Since last week when Back2Stonewall.com broke the news that DC Comics had hired raging homophobe and anti-gay National Organization for Marriage Board member Orson Scott Card to write their digital-first series ‘Adventures of Superman’. Retailers are now responding with a backlash and refusing to carry any DC Comic penned by Card.
Meanwhile DC Comics is punting the problem by responding with a cop-out statement to the Advocate suggesting that they’ll keep him on “As content creators we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views of individuals associated with DC Comics are just that — personal views — and not those of the company itself.”
So by DC Comics deluded rationale it would be quite alright, for a Klansman, or an anti-Semite who actively participates and contributes to any hate agenda to write for them because it’s just thier “personal views.”
To quote Card, “Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn. Only when the marriage of heterosexuals has the support of the whole society can we have our best hope of raising each new generation to aspire to continue our civilization..”
DC Comics has announced a digital-first series called the Adventures of Superman this week, which is launching in April which will be written by notorious homophobe and National Organization for Marriage board member and sci-fi author Orson Scott Card
Among those contributing are ComicsAlliance favorites Jeff Parker (Bucko, Red She-Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil, The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom), who will collaborate on a story about Superman’s first encounter with Lex Luthor. But before that, Adventures of Superman begins with a two-part story written by popular novelist Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) and drawn by the great Chris Sprouse and Karl Story
Card who called for the overthrow of government if Prop 8 failed most recent works included a re-writing of Hamlet in which Old King Hamlet was gay, an evil child molester and ghostly father of lies who convinces young Hamlet to exact imaginary revenge on innocent people
An appalling decision by DC Comics who has recently been working towards being gay and lesbian inclusive with such characters as Batwoman and the Green Lantern.
Perhaps they don’t realize that by hiring Card the money they give will in turn be used to harm the LGBT community.
Perhaps next they can hire someone who’s in the KKK to write Wonder Woman?